Renk, South Sudan

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Renk
Jieng Abielang (Dinka Abielang)
Renk is located in South Sudan
Renk
Renk
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 11°49′48″N 32°48′00″E / 11.8300°N 32.8000°E / 11.8300; 32.8000Coordinates: 11°49′48″N 32°48′00″E / 11.8300°N 32.8000°E / 11.8300; 32.8000
Country  South Sudan
State Eastern Nile State
County Renk County
Population (2014 Estimate)
 • Total 176,020
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Renk is a town in South Sudan.

Location[edit]

Renk is located in Renk County, Eastern Nile State,[1] in the northeastern part of South Sudan, close to the International border with the Republic of Sudan. Its location lies approximately 970 kilometres (600 mi), by road, north of Juba, the capital and largest city in that country.[2] The geographical coordinates of Renk are: Latitude: 11.8300; Longitude: 32.8000.

Overview[edit]

Renk is a small, but growing town, that lies on the eastern banks of the White Nile River. With the attainment of independence by South Sudan, on 9 July 2011, the town is poised to grow in size an economic significance, in the years to come.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Renk, South Sudan (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 42.2
(108)
43.3
(109.9)
47.3
(117.1)
45.6
(114.1)
44.7
(112.5)
40.0
(104)
40.2
(104.4)
38.5
(101.3)
40.0
(104)
41.6
(106.9)
41.6
(106.9)
41.3
(106.3)
47.3
(117.1)
Average high °C (°F) 32.6
(90.7)
35.0
(95)
38.6
(101.5)
40.5
(104.9)
39.1
(102.4)
36.0
(96.8)
33.0
(91.4)
32.2
(90)
33.5
(92.3)
36.1
(97)
35.9
(96.6)
33.2
(91.8)
35.5
(95.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.9
(75)
25.5
(77.9)
29.3
(84.7)
31.4
(88.5)
31.7
(89.1)
29.7
(85.5)
27.7
(81.9)
27.3
(81.1)
27.7
(81.9)
28.9
(84)
27.7
(81.9)
25.0
(77)
28.0
(82.4)
Average low °C (°F) 15.3
(59.5)
15.9
(60.6)
19.9
(67.8)
22.3
(72.1)
24.3
(75.7)
23.3
(73.9)
22.3
(72.1)
22.4
(72.3)
21.9
(71.4)
21.7
(71.1)
19.6
(67.3)
16.8
(62.2)
20.5
(68.9)
Record low °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
9.9
(49.8)
12.4
(54.3)
13.8
(56.8)
17.0
(62.6)
18.0
(64.4)
16.5
(61.7)
15.1
(59.2)
17.0
(62.6)
12.9
(55.2)
11.0
(51.8)
7.6
(45.7)
7.6
(45.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.8
(0.031)
3.3
(0.13)
32.1
(1.264)
75.4
(2.969)
119.2
(4.693)
105.4
(4.15)
92.6
(3.646)
44.2
(1.74)
2.2
(0.087)
0.0
(0)
475.2
(18.709)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 3.0 6.5 9.7 9.9 7.5 4.0 0.3 0.0 41.8
Average relative humidity (%) 35 31 25 26 38 50 65 69 65 53 36 36 44.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 297.6 268.8 282.1 282.0 263.5 195.0 167.4 176.7 192.0 254.2 291.0 294.5 2,964.8
Percent possible sunshine 84 82 76 76 68 51 43 46 53 70 84 83 68
Source: NOAA[3]

Population[edit]

In 2004, the population of the town was estimated at about 26,850.[4]

Transportation[edit]

There is one main road that goes through town. Towards the south it leads, after passing through several smaller towns, to the city of Malakal, in Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Towards the north, the road leads to the twin cities of Rabak and Kosti in White Nile State, in the Republic of Sudan. Renk is also served by Renk Airport.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Renk and surrounding Renk County is primarily dependent on subsistence agriculture and nomadic animal husbandry.[5] However, seismic studies have identified significant petroleum deposits in Renk County and other areas of Upper Nile State.[6] The maximum exploitation of these deposits is yet to be achieved. Renk is mass agricultural, and makes about 35% Gum (Arabic) internationally, and more than 80% of sourgum and (simsim) in all South Sudan.

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are found in or near Renk:

  • The offices of Renk Town Council
  • The headquarters of Renk County Administration
  • The MalakalRabak Road – The Road passes through town in a north to south direction
  • The White Nile – The town of Renk lies on the eastern bank of the river
  • Renk Airport – Civilian airport serving the town ad neighboring communities
  • A branch of Ivory Bank
  • A branch of Nile Commercial Bank

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